It’s the end of an era at Divanes Volkswagen Castleisland in Kerry this weekend as Stores Manager Joe Martin clocks out for the last time after 60 years of service.
Joe joined Divanes on 15th July 1958 and retires having managed the stores department for the Divane Family across three generations. Over the years Joe headed up the stores that stocked a wide range of parts not only for Volkswagen cars, but also Audi and Mazda, not to mention parts for Porsche tractors and the small grey 20 Fergusons amongst others.
During his career Joe was recognised for his professionalism by the German automaker, having received both gold and diamond pins from Head Office in Germany in recognition for the professionalism he brought to the job. Known for his attention to detail and for always having a smile on his face, Joe brought his best to work every single day.